We are always looking to add to our team!

Working at the Kearney Area Animal Shelter is a rewarding experience for both employees and pets. When you are a part of our team, you directly make a difference in the lives of lost and homeless pets in our area. There is no better feeling than caring for a pet and preparing them for adoption day, then seeing them go home to a loving family! Love our cause? Become a part of it!

Current Employment Opportunities

Animal Care Team Member: Part-Time

Date Posted: 2/25/2020

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Cleaning cages

  • Caring for all sizes of cats and dogs

  • Doing laundry

  • Working with dogs and/or cats

  • Cleaning and maintaining shelter premises

  • Working with the public and volunteers

Position requirements:

  • Must be able to follow instructions and communicate well with staff members

  • Bending, kneeling, physical lifting (must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds)

  • Attention to detail, strong work ethic and must have a passion for animals and animal welfare

  • Willingness and ability to learn dog behavior and training

  • Must be at least 18 years of age

Opportunity to work with both cats and dogs or specify working with one versus the other.

Some of your time will be spent working independently and self-management is critical.

Self-motivation and taking pride in the quality of your performance are at the core of your success.

Impeccable attendance, and ability to show up every day and on time is a must.

Weekend availability is required.

If you love animals, have a good attitude and a great work ethic, we want you to join our team!

Background check is part of application process. Please call KAAS at (308) 237-7387 and ask for the Executive Director if you have questions.

Please e-mail your completed application to or stop in to KAAS and drop it off.

If you would like to become a part of the KAAS family as a volunteer, apply here.



3205 W Hwy 30

Kearney, NE 68845


Phone: 308.237.7387

Monday: Closed

Tuesday-Friday: 1PM - 5PM

Saturday: 11AM - 4PM

Sunday: NOON - 4PM


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